Have you guys missed me?
Been a busy couple of months and I don’t tend to write unless I am specifically inspired about something… that keeps me from posting rambles all the time and better values your time reading stuff from me.
So! The last time I posted was my Sept check-in… and it’s that time again! I have more than my measurements from my trainer to tell you about.. I also have a doctor’s visit to report….but measurements first:
So… it’s not as much progress as I would like but it’s progress and at least it’s loss and not gains…I am still not seeing as much change on the scale as I want to… but that is all about to change! I am focusing hard on my diet this week and the coming weeks (a separate post is coming soon focusing on that action plan and what I am doing/going to do) Positive attitude is half of the battle and I’m not going to focus on where I am but rather where I am headed and put my time and energy into THAT.
With that being said… I’ve lost a total of 42 inches! I can hardly believe that number! When I added it up I had to check it multiple times because it didn’t seem right! That’s insane, for real! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to start seeing the scale change consistently. It’s coming… stay tuned…
My other check-in is about my doctor’s visit yesterday. I did my 6 month labs to check the cholesterol, glucose, etc. I am happy to report that the Dr was very pleased with my progress and if she’s happy, I’m happy. Even more exciting news, I am happy to report that I am no longer in the “pre-diabetic” stages with my sugar! That is a huge win there!! I am finally in a “normal” range… which is awesome! I am on the high end of the normal range so I plan to actually bring it down more to be in the middle of normal. My HDL (good) cholesterol is finally in normal range as well, it went up a lot! Yay! The LDL (bad) cholesterol still needs some work… and honest to God, the doctor thinks it was a faulty reading… but regardless I am still working on bringing it down. It’s not where I want it yet, but it will be. I’m sorry I don’t have the actual numbers to report right now, I’ll work that up later and add it to this post. I’m typing somewhat in a time crunch and don’t have the exact numbers in front of me to give you.
That’s the gist of my results for this check in. On an unrelated note, Dr checked my lung function… and reports that I have 62 year old lungs…(I’m 28, lol) Asthma will do that to ya… and I hadn’t used an inhaler (ran out) in a few months and the seasons changed and so my lung capacity wasn’t what it should be. Which is probably WHY I haven’t been having the work outs that I want and am capable of. This may sound crazy but sometimes the asthma sneaks up on me… I don’t realize that I’m not breathing well at first… but any ways I got inhaler refills and am now breathing better even after 1 day of using them. I noticed a big difference in my workout today. So I just have to remember to keep the asthma in check.
Another update: I thought I’d be silly the other day and see if anyone had a treadmill that was just collecting dust in their homes and if they’d mind “storing” it at my house (for use). It was a playful post on facebook but I had a response! A dear friend whom I met at Body Under Construction really did have a treadmill she can’t use and I’m (hopefully) picking it up tonight. This is going to go a long way in helping this journey I am on. I plan to add just a minute or two of fast pace running throughout my days and really start building my cardio up. I am really excited about this! I will of course also be using it for longer work outs, I’m just happy to even have one in my house!
Well… that’s about all I’m gonna give you for now. I’ve got some upcoming posts still swirling around in my brain so you’ll hear from me soon. I’ll tell you about my lunches I’ve been making, my plans for a sugar detox and also getting rid of the white stuff…. potatoes, sugar, pasta, bread, etc.
Until then… Be Happy. Be Healthy. God Bless!